Jenna and Sean had the most romantic New Year’s Eve wedding at the Ashford Estate this year and I couldn’t think of a better place to start 2019 than with these two! Jenna and Sean met in Hoboken about 6 years ago through Sean’s cousins (one of Jenna’s bridesmaids!). When the two met up, Jenna immediately knew something was different about Sean and realized they clicked pretty quickly. Before long, they wound up in a long distance relationship while Jenna finished PA school in Connecticut but they moved back to New Jersey not long after she was done. Time flew by and before they knew it, Jenna and Sean were planning their New Year’s Eve wedding! NYE seemed like a great time to get married – it would bring everyone they love under one roof for two celebrations and they wanted their day to be filled with dancing, good food and drinks. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year than that!
Their wedding at the Ashford Estate was inspired by weddings they attended of family and friends, plus some sweet personal touches throughout the day. I loved that they included some reminders that it was New Year’s Eve in their decor too… their clock menus were so cute and I was obsessed with the glitter dyed champagne bottles on the tabeles! Jenna told me that she always envisioned their wedding day having a romantic, rustic vibe and that was part of why she settled on greenery and candles for their reception accents, instead of tons of flowers! I think all of the green, gold and burgundy accents came together perfectly!!
My favorite part of their wedding day was their romantic ceremony in an all white barn filled with lanterns, candles and tons of greenery. I was speechless when I walked in. Also another star moment was Jenna & Sean wanted to practice their dance during cocktail hour and take some photos in the ballroom. I was blown away when Sean scooped her off the dance floor and swung her around in her gorgeous wedding dress (mind you weighs 35 lbs!). I guess taking professional dance lessons is the new trend and I’m loving it!
When I asked Jenna what advice she had for brides to be, she said “…to plan in advance as much as possible, space out your purchases and remember the day is for you and your spouse, not anyone else” and I couldn’t agree more! Jenna and Sean, your vision came together beautifully. Enjoy your time away on your honeymoon and congratulations again!
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Venue | The Ashford Estate
Bride’s Attire | Martina Liana from I Do, I Do
Bride’s Shoes | Kate Spade
Groom’s Attire | Tuxton Formal Wear
Florals | Magnolia Florist
Jewelry | Ski Jewelers
Entertainment | Ceremonious Strings & Hank Lane Entertainment
Videography | Joe Reggio Productions
Bridesmaid Attire | Bella Bridesmaids
Paper Goods | Little Black Dress Paperie
Beauty | Markirk Salon
Caterer | Merri-Makers Catering
Bakery | The Bake Works
Shoes | Rescue Flats
Photobooth | Sharing Box
Food Truck | Good Mood Food Truck